Emelia is Three!

Happy birthday dear Emelia, you are so precious. We love you xx

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Today is Emelia’s birthday. Our beautiful little girl is three years old. I can hardly believe that she is so grown up now, and is soon to be starting nursery (in September). I actually feel a little emotional today. I feel as though we only just had her, an 8lb 6oz little chubby, hairy bundle of love, joy and colic(!) – and then I blinked and all of a sudden, here we are three years later. So much has changed since those early days. She developed her own unique way of crawling – firstly on her back, then shuffling her head and pushing or jumping with her feet; then progressing on to all fours, doing a kind-of bunny hopping. She is now walking and talking amazingly well. She is incredibly social and loving. There are also toddler tantrums and foot-stamping independence. In the past year, we have moved house and added to our family with little Asa. A lot of changes in three years – but my, how blessed we are! We give God all the credit and glory for Emelia and for Asa.

We have had a busy week! On Wednesday, Emelia had her party with her friends – a picnic style tea party with some games. And bubbles – all children seem to love bubbles, especially young ones! Last night we had family around. Thanks to everyone who made these two evenings so special, and for the presents. She has lots of new toys so doesn’t really know what to play with!

Two parties done and dusted, the house has been restored to some kind of order, our bags are packed and now we are off to our annual church’s weekend away in Paignton!

20130416_221226My mum and I made Emelia’s Peppa Pig birthday cake.
Above is the final touches, below is the finished cake.

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20130417_161056Emelia at her party on Wednesday :-)

20130418_210914Cousins! Above, Liam.
Below, Jade.
20130418_21063220130419_102250Emelia opening her presents this morning. Her favourite?
Her nurse outfit from Nanny and Pops!

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At The Farm: Happy Birthday Grandma!

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Emelia with Pops; My brother, Mike, and niece, Cerys. We’re in the sheep barn watching the sheep with their newborn lambs. Spring is here!
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My Grandma introduces us to the newest member of the ‘family, born the previous day!

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How adorable are these owl solar lights?  Friends and family reading this will know I love owls, and you will understand that I need these in my garden!20130407_185039 20130407_211105
Back home, and it seems fitting that Asa wanted his tractor sleepsuit for bed!

Tonight I am thankful for my family, for freedom, for the signs of spring, for newborn frolicking lambs and a car to be able to drive to Usk. Happy birthday Grandma xxx